This morning, Graidy was annoying Kiera, as he often does — he’s a playful goofball and she’s always on the job — so she took matters into her own hands. She pawed open the sliding glass door, and Graidy dashed out to see if there was anything fun outside to bark at. (He’s also easily amused). Okay, maybe that’s not so unusual, since I’ve previously told you that Kiera can open nearly every door in this house. But then she closed the door behind him. I kid you not.
Kiera stood by the door and turned to me with a smile on her face and a wiggle in her butt, happy to be relieved of her pest. But Wink (my Cavalier)… Wink without Graidy is like the sky without the sun — sad, sad, sad. He yipped and yipped his consternation and despair. And then… And then… He scratched furiously at the door until he was able to crack it open to let Graidy in. I kid you not.
So my happy boy came waltzing back in, and took a couple of laps out of the water bowl while Wink busily licked Graidy’s face, relieved to be reunited. But then Graidy looked up to see the Great Blue Heron swoop in and land at our pond. He went apoplectic with excitement, racing back and forth by the door. And then… And then… He pawed open the door. And all three dogs bolted off after the Heron. I kid you not.
By this time, what else could I say but, “What? Do you guys think you live in a barn? Close the door after yourselves!”
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Deb, my guys always win. The heron is smart enough to move along. : )
So who won, the tribe or the Heron? Do they turn on the faucets yet? I have heard of dogs mouthing faucets to get themselves a drink but never mastered turning them off. $$$
I’m thinking you’d win America’s Funniest Home Videos… LOL.
Kerry, I love Himalayans. Persians can be pretty cool too.
Caffienated Cowgirl, I could spend my days watching these guys. They are an absolute riot together.
Lynn, we usually keep the doors locked, but since I was sitting right there and usually they’re not looking to go out if I’m in, I thought I was covered. Wrong! LOL.
Nita, Kiera and Belle would have made quite a pair. She is doing a lot better. I’ve got her on something called System Saver and it’s been miraculous. I should do a post on it.
Wonderful story! It makes for great reading. I have 4 cats (three himalayans and one persian), so I know how resourceful they can be.
I love this post. Animals can be so human…you just have to wait and watch :)
What a hoot! Kiera sounds like my dear old Belle – so smart and always thinking about what to do next, and how to get rid of the minor annoyances in her life. It sounds like Kiera is feeling better!!
Reminder to self: always lock door.
Wish I could have seen that Karen.
Ha! Wish my two could let themselves out. Instead they get their laughs by making me get up and down to open the door for them. :)